Welcome to the new kid...well not really new. Kim Foale is taking up where Adrianna left off on Mud Colony. It's very nice indeed to again have a space where far flung potters can exchange ideas.
I've been working on the idea of handbuilding a teapot once a week. I made this one last Monday but only just got the lid working so I like it.
The good thing about this series is that it does (should) not demand huge blocks of time. Of course if I should come up with a form I really like I can repeat it.
Over the years I've made many bird whistles. For some reason they have always been quite small....I think it has to do with being able to hold them easily.
At any rate I have started making larger ones. This first batch is made from white clay which I like because I can work directly on the surface of the bird. However, I am really fond of the warmth terra cotta gives under a white glaze. I guess some of each is in order!
This one is more than twice as big as the first two. It's hard to see the design I've drawn but that is one of my fantasy fishes on its back.
I have not done a lot this week. My studio was so cold in our cold snap that I could only work for short periods, even with the heater on. Then too, we had to deal with the well pump which is too long and involved to go into here!
Hit the link and go over to Kim's Sunday Ceramics......see what is happening with other potter-bloggers. (Ploggers?)
Enjoy the day. It's warmed up considerably since the beginning of the week. This is typical for this area.
As always, thanks for stopping by.....*s*